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BCW 2014 Annual Meeting

Join the Botanical Club of Wisconsin as we travel back in time—to a post-glacial ecological landscape that survives as bog and conifer swamp, interspersed with sedge communities, hardwood swamp, and relict lakes.

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You are cordially invited to attend the BCW 2014 annual meeting on Saturday, July 12 at Cedarburg Bog in Ozaukee County, north of Milwaukee.  The BCW encourages attendance by members and non-members alike who share an interest and enthusiasm for Wisconsin’s native flora.

Located in southeast Wisconsin, Cedarburg Bog supports expanses of “string bog” that include cedar-tamarack swamp forest, marshes, swamp hardwoods, and deep and shallow bog lakes.  It is an unusual habitat, featuring bog consisting of stunted cedars and tamaracks that alternate with open sedge communities.  String bogs are typically found much further north.  Cedarburg Bog may be the southernmost string bog in North America.

Cedarburg Bog was designated a State Natural Area in 1952, the second SNA added to this program. It is currently owned by the WDNR and the University of Wisconsin, with some private inholdings. It is registered as a National Natural Landmark by the US Department of the Interior. It also has been designated a Wetlands Gem by the Wisconsin Wetlands Association and an Important Bird Area by the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative.

The annual meeting begins with a morning talk by Gretchen Meyer, Field Station Manager/Biologist, who will introduce the UW Milwaukee Field Station and discuss ongoing research projects at the station.

 

From 10:30-11:30 Jim Reinartz, Director of the UW Milwaukee Field Station, will speak on “the influence of geology on the pre-settlement plant communities of the state.”

A catered lunch at the UW Milwaukee Field Station is scheduled from 11:30am-12:30pm.  Following lunch is BCW’s annual election of officers, followed by a field trip to Cedarburg Bog led by Jim Reinhartz from 1pm to 3:30pm.

 

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DATE    Saturday, 12 July 2014
TIME    10am - 3:30pm
LOCATION   Cedarburg Bog, UW Milwuakee Field Station, 3095 Blue Goose Road, Saukville, WI 53080
TELEPHONE   262.675.6844


Who We Are

The Botanical Club of Wisconsin, the state's only organization dedicated to the study of our native flora, was founded in 1968 by John Thomson as an affiliate of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The BCW serves the interests of amateur and professional botanists toward the common goal of learning more about our state's plant biodiversity.